Wingham Golf Club weekly news and results

Tuesday May 7

The day dawned cool but clear.

The ladies played a stableford event for the Noelene Nelson trophy, and the winner was Leslie Steel with 36 points. Div 1 Denise Polley 35, Div 2 Pat Marcus 35, r/up Volda Humphries 32, Div 3 Connie Gates 33.

The NTP winners on the third D. Polley, P. Marcus, C. Gates, and on the seventh P. Whiteley, J. Ditton, G. Wagener. Ball winners were J. Sayers, D. Stewart, P. Whiteley, N. Nelson, B. Bisby, D. Clarke, J. Ditton, W. Jones, B.T onkin.

Wednesday May 8

The vets played the second round of their championships and there were 47 starters. The winner of the day was Gary Stackman 68nett, next was Brian Roberts 70c/b, Bob Siecker 70, gross winner was Rod Brown, Jim Bradshaw was the winner of the NTP on the 3rd/12th, Peter Tait won the 7th/16th. Final round next week.

Thursday May 9

The LJ Hooker Chook Run is still proving to be popular. The winner was Paul Muir 24 pts, Reid Brown was next with a round of five under par for 23c/b, Grant Wells 23c/b, Nev Blanch 23, Dennis Bloomfield 21, Alex Kees 20b/b, Mark Fotheringham 20c/b.

Barry Brown won the nearest the pin on the third; Richard Bridges put one close to win the seventh.

Friday May 10

The ladies played a front nine hole stableford. The winner was Debbie Stewart 22 c/b, r/up Joy White 22c/b. ball winners M. Fowler, B. Tonkin, C. Gates. Noelene Nelson won the NTP.

Saturday May 11

Saturday dawned cold and windy for the first round of the Club Championships sponsored by Country Wide Business Solutions.

The main comp play was for the Image Smash Repairs Monthly Mug and long drives, and the winner was Sam Couch with 66 nett. He also won the C Grade MRD Electrical medal.

A Grade nett and medal was won by Ben Marron 69. Gross winner Reid Brown 72. B Grade Medal and Nett Paul Muir 70 c/b, gross Dennis McKeough 87. C Grade Nett Col Tubby 67, gross Terry Harris 89.

Ball winners were R. Thomas, R. Siecker, R. Wilson, Reid Brown, D. Gutterson, G. Cowie, N. Blanch, R. Clark, T. Burley, E. Braham, D. Heywood, G. Croucher, A. Paine, B. Hynes, D. Schubert, W. Lewis 73.

Coming up

The second round of championships will be played this week.

On Friday May 31 the Bonnie Wingham Scottish Festival Stableford will be played, sponsored by Craig Harrison.

Good Golfing from Birdie.